Santa Lucía Hill, a cultural icon

Santa Lucía Hill, a cultural icon

Not far from the Centro de Exposición de Arte Indígena is Santa Lucía, a charming park that offers a spectacular view of the city.

Right in the heart of the city centre, from 629 metres up, Santa Lucía Hill's park offers the most splendid of views of the historic district of Santiago. It can be accessed by Alameda Bernardo O'Higgins, the capital's main street, which will allow you to make a stop at the Centro de Exposición de Arte Indígena. Established in 1996 to recognize and honour ethnic and cultural differences, the museum enables you to discover three populations present on the territory of Chile since the pre-Columbian period, by means of their crafts: the Aymara, Rapa Nui and Mapuche.
After your visit, head to the public park and take the double staircase, built by Chilean architect Victor Henri Villeneuve, which is a remarkable work of art. You will also come across La Terrasse de Neptune, a creation of the French artist Mathurin Moreau, and pass under the most majestic triumphal arch. The main attraction of this park is undoubtedly Castillo Hidalgo, built during the colonial era, which you will be able to explore leisurely. Santa Lucía Hill ensures a pleasant walk between gardens and fountains, far from the bustle of the capital.

Centro de Exposición de Arte Indígena
Cerro Santa Lucía
Alameda Bernardo O'Higgins 499
Santiago 8320000

Santa Lucía Hill
Santiago 8320190